Declan O’Brien died on February 16, 2022 at the age of 56. He leaves behind his three children: Alec O’Brien, Aidan O’Brien and Caitlin O’Brien.
Born in 1965, O’Brien knew from a young age that he wanted to be involved in film. He traveled to California from Rochester, NY to become an actor. When that failed, he decided to go to college and get a film education and graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. He was able to make it a full-time profession and became a producer, writer and director of film and television nationally and internationally.
He made a name for himself in the horror genre by directing and writing Wrong Trip 3: Left For Dead, Wrong Trip 4: Bloody Beginnings and Wrong Trip 5: Bloodlines. In addition, he directed other horror films, including Joy Ride 3: Roadkilland the 2010s hajtopus.
A ceremony will be held for Declan O’Brien on May 13, 2022.